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7 Ways Influencers Are Wearing Varsity Sweatshirts

by Hannah Rose, Copywriter

Oversized fits, sporty logos and preppy pleats are taking over our Insta feeds and we couldn’t be more excited. Giving us all those back-to-school vibes without having to attend class, the varsity trend is one to watch this season. Think vintage styles with a modern twist.

Like stepping into an episode of Saved by the Bell, this all-American trend isn’t just cool, it’s effortless too. And we don’t know about you but there’s nothing we love more than an effortless outfit. Although you can dress up Varsity-style from head to toe, there’s one piece in particular that’s stealing the spotlight right now: sweatshirts.

Perfect for both the current chilly climate (they’re warm) and the current staying-in situation (they’re comfy, too) varsity sweatshirts are just what we need right now. Need some inspiration on ways to wear this trend? Our influencers show you how to style them…

woman leans on wall, wears mint green sweatshirt and black wide leg jeans

1. @wear.juti.eats in the Light Green New York Tennis Logo Sweatshirt

We didn’t think varsity sweats could get any cooler but as Juti shows, layering them over a roll neck takes them to a whole new level of preppy. We love it. Her oversized sweater, wide leg trousers and chunky trainers combo is one we’re more than happy to trade our PJs for.

woman sits on sofa, wears grey seattle sweatshirt, grey joggers and fluffy slippers

2. @georginalennon1 in the Grey Seattle Varsity Logo Sweatshirt

Looking for the perfect WFH outfit? Well, as you can see, Georgina has nailed it. Slouchy varsity sweats in soft jersey fabrics paired with matching joggers and faux fur slippers are all we need for a hard day’s work (on the sofa). Comfy and cool, what more could you want?

woman wears lilac sweatshirt, lilac cycling shorts and white trainers

3. @emilybethbrannan in the Lilac Wonderful Logo Sweatshirt

The best way to wear varsity for spring? Pastel shades, of course. We’re obsessed with Emily’s lilac tonal outfit. Cycling shorts give it that cool 90s twist whilst stripe socks provide an extra preppy touch. We can’t wait to show this off post lockdown but will settle for the ‘gram for now…

woman walks on street, wears light blue varsity sweatshirt, light blue tennis skirt and white trainers

4. @alexx_hughes in the Pale Blue Varsity Logo Sweatshirt

Nothing says varsity quite like a big ‘V’ logo, and we can’t get enough of this dreamy blue sweatshirt. With a broderie collar peeping out underneath, a pleated tennis skirt and socks on show, this look is totally Gossip Girl-worthy. Blair Waldorf, eat your heart out…

woman sits on bed next to grey cat, wears varsity club logo grey sweatshirt and grey joggers

5. @phoebethearose in the Pale Grey Varsity Club Logo Sweatshirt

Days indoors call for comfy loungewear and we love everything about this simple look. A roll neck and sweater combo paired with cuffed joggers and tucked-in socks is the sort of cosy outfit we’re living for right now. And, the fact it’s on trend makes it even better.

woman wears red sweatshirt and blue wide leg jeans

6. @georginalennon1 in the Red Atlanta Georgia Varsity Logo Sweatshirt

So 90s, we love it. Georgina is giving us all those off-duty model vibes with a varsity sweat, wide leg jeans and chunky trainers. We love how she pulls off this relaxed look with the bright shade making the sweat the focal point of the outfit – we’ll be copying this for sure.

woman crosses road, wears pine green sweatshirt with paris logo, blue jeans and green plimsolls

7. @hattiebourn in the Dark Green Paris Varsity Logo Sweatshirt

We’re all for a bit of coordination and we’re loving the way Hattie matches her sweatshirt to her trainers. The perfect transitional outfit for when a coat’s no longer needed, just team a varsity sweatshirt with straight leg jeans and trainers and you’re good to go.